Trinidad native Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with a concert in her hometown last night (Nov. 25) and she brought out her famous friends for the festivities, including Rihanna.
Several rappers the likes of Vado, Lloyd Banks, Juelz Santana and Fabolous performed at the Hot 97-hosted event at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom last night.
But it was Minaj’s set that had the crowded venue in a frenzy, as she opened up with her latest hit, “Roman’s Revenge.” Accompanied by her hypeman and DJ, Minaj, sporting a black-and-beige sparkly one-piece and a blonde-with-pink-tips wig, animatedly jumped around as she rapped along. That’s when the first guest of the night, Busta Rhymes, hit the stage for the remix.
Minaj then went in a medley of her most famous guest verses, including “Bottom’s Up,” sans Trey Songz, the Young Money single “Roger That,” Ludacris’ “My Chick Bad,” Sean Kingston’s “Dutty Love” and Gyptian’s “Hold Y’uh.”
Then one after the other Minaj braught out Keyshia Cole, Rihanna, Drake and Kanye West to perform their respective collaborations. Rihanna and Nicki Minaj held hands through the end of their track “Fly”, and, in true Rihanna form, she slapped Minaj’s backside as she walked off the stage. But it was when Kanye West ran onstage to perform “Monster” with Nicki Minaj the crowd erupt into a frenzy.